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GPTC announces Advanced Manufacturing Lab roll-out

COVINGTON, Ga. - Monday, before a packed room of invited guests, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) officially announced the roll-out of its new Advanced Manufacturing Lab.

June 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Four NCSS schools named 2017 National Beta Schools of Merit

COVINGTON, Ga. - The National Beta Club has announced that four Newton County School System (NCSS) schools have achieved 2017 National Beta School of Merit status ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Jené Moore balances dance and school

COVINGTON, Ga. - Jené Moore will be entering the seventh grade this fall. However, she is also a busy professional dancer. In pursuit of her career ...

June 19, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Derrick Henry graduates from The Citadel

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Derrick Henry recently graduated from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. In doing so, he joined ...

June 19, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


AKA Chi Tau Omega Chapter awards scholarships

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Chi Tau Omega Chapter, which serves Newton and Rockdale County recently awarded scholarships to deserving high school seniors.

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS announces Educator Hall of Fame

The Newton County School System (NCSS) has established the NCSS Educator Hall of Fame to honor and recognize the outstanding and memorable retired educators who ...

June 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Local student heads to Quantico for FBI training

COVINGTON, Ga. - Eastside High School Junior Rebekah Stowe will travel to Quantico, Virginia later this month to represent Georgia at the Federal Bureau of Investigations ...

June 13, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


Parents of 5-year-old who died in playground accident file lawsuit

COVINGTON, Ga. - The parents of Andrea Tyrah DeBruhl have filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Newton County Superior Court against the county's board of ...

June 13, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education


Clydia Newell to be Porterdale Elementary principal

COVINGTON, Ga. - Clydia Newell will be the new principal at Porterdale Elementary School starting July 10. She was appointed by the Newton County School System ...

June 13, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Local student recognized at LaGrange College commencement

Daniel Garrett of Covington, Georgia, graduated Summa Cum Laude from LaGrange College with a B.A. Degree, History and a B.A. Degree, political science.

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Montessori School students raise funds through reading

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Montessori School of Covington's Lower Elementary Class wanted to participate in a community service project this year. They chose to have ...

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Brady Marbut to go to Washington

COVINGTON, Ga. - Brady Marbut, a seventh-grade student at Cousins Middle School, is going to Washington, DC this weekend. There he will participate in a five-day ...

June 09, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Peachtree Academy stresses importance of physical fitness

Just recently Peachtree Academy's baseball and tennis teams earned state championship titles.

June 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS Students Participate in GMEA District IV Honor Band

Newton County School System students were out in full force recently representing the school district in the Georgia Music Educator Association's 2017 District IV ...

June 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Letters home from Alcovy High’s future educators

Students in Alcovy High School's Teaching as a Profession program recently went on a field trip to visit Northern Michigan University's (NMU's ...

June 04, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


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Community model for fighting poverty presented

Donna Beegle grew up, married, and started a family in extreme poverty. In her mid-twenties, she was single mother worried about becoming homeless and losing her two children.

March 20, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


GPTC board welcomes Mayor Fred Perriman of Madison

Dr. Jabari Simama, president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC), announces the appointment of Fred Perriman, Mayor of Madison, as a member of the college's board of directors. Perriman was appointed March 2 during the Technical College System of Georgia's recent Board of Directors meeting.

March 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


BOE recognizes contest winners

At its March 14 meeting, the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) recognized the Veterans Memorial Middle School mathematics team which won a recent Division I Griffin Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) middle school math contest.

March 16, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


PHOTO GALLERY: Montessori School students host chili luncheon

The Montessori School of Covington opened its doors Monday morning to local community servants for a chili lunch, specially made by students of the Early Childhood classes. The annual event brought law enforcement, firefighters, elected officials and other community members to sample four different types of chili, desserts and drinks.

March 16, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


Thank you school board members

It's Georgia School Board Appreciation Week. The Covington News appreciates the individual and collective contributions made by all current and past public, private, and home school board members who serve Newton County's children, families, communities, and businesses. Thank you!

March 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Piedmont Academy welcomes new NHS members

The Piedmont Academy Chapter of the National Honor Society welcomes 10 new members on Feb. 23. Seniors Georgia Allen and Grace Roberts, Juniors Brett Bush and Hannah Nelson, and Sophomores Clayton Carter, Lawton Harris, Madelyn Johnston, Rainey Loftin, Madison McCart, and Madison Sanders were inducted at the annual ceremony. The chapter now boasts 25 active members. A spring service project is forthcoming, and the new members are excited about the opportunity to serve Piedmont, Monticello, and the surrounding communities.

March 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


GPTC announces Dean’s List and President’s List for local residents

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) is pleased to announce that two Newton County students were named to the institution's prestigious President's List, while 15 additional students earned the Dean's List distinction.

March 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Legislators ‘working through’ BOE pay raise request

At its Feb. 7 meeting, the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) approved a resolution to ask for a salary increase for BOE members. In Georgia, legislative approval is needed before the salary paid to board of education members can be increased.

March 12, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


BOE approves new alternative program, athletic facilities

At its March 7 meeting the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) approved the development of an in-house alternative education and support program as well as construction of a football and soccer field behind Clements Middle School and new concession and restroom facilities for the athletic fields at Alcovy High School.

March 08, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


NCCA receives STEM certification banner

On March 6, the Newton College and Career Academy (NCCA) Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Institute received its official Georgia Department of Education STEM certification banner.

March 07, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Alcovy High takes on teacher shortage

There is statewide concern about the teaching workforce. In future years, will Georgia have enough qualified teachers? It will if Alcovy High School and teaching as a profession instructor Richard Cormier have their way.

March 07, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


CTAE students of year announced

The Newton County School System (NCSS) recognized countywide career pathway and two overall Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education students of the year at its first ever CTAE Awards Ceremony on February 28 at the Porter Performing Arts Center. The 2017 CTAE Students of the Year are listed in the accompanying table.

March 05, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Can you spell winner?

Being a super speller can pay off and Jet Rawls has the cash-and trophies-to prove it. The Indian Creek Middle School eighth-grader earned $200, a Chick-fil-A gift card, and a gift basket for winning the District 5 Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday, February 25. This is the second consecutive year Rawls has bested the competition at the regional bee, which included contestants from Bremen City, and Butts, Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Griffin-Spalding, Heard, Henry, and Rockdale county school systems. As a result, he is now the proud owner of five school spelling bee champion trophies, three Newton County School ...

March 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCCA FFA participates in FFA Week celebration at State Capitol

The Georgia FFA Association held the 2017 FFA Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, February 21. The Newton College & Career Academy FFA chapter was one of twenty-four local FFA chapters from across the state invited to attend the day that included a legislative breakfast, a group photo with Governor Nathan Deal, a Senate resolution honoring FFA Day and opportunities for FFA members to meet their Representative and Senator.

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS students to participate in Statewide Elementary Honor Chorus

Newton County School System will be well represented in the Georgia Music Educators Association's 2017 Statewide Elementary Honor Chorus as fifth-grade students from East Newton, Fairview, Heard-Mixon, Mansfield, Newton County Theme School, and South Salem have been selected to participate in the prestigious event at the Classic Center in Athens, Georgia. Music specialists, Mary Katherine Skidmore, East Newton; Will Schmidt, Fairview; Amy S. Rains, Heard-Mixon; Sarah Latimer, Mansfield; Ciara Edge, Newton County Theme School; and Marie Webb, South Salem, will also represent Newton County School System at the event.

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


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